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News by subject: AVO

9 april 2020

13:31
As of today, Delaware is one of many states that has yet to release demographic data on the race or ethnicity of people who've tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Per a recent ProPublica study, early data is already showing a staggering...

13:25
The wife of an imprisoned former U.S. Congressman this week released a video imploring President Donald Trump to pardon her husband on humanitarian grounds or allow him to serve his sentence in home confinement, citing health conditions that put him...

13:00
According to data released by Power to Decide, an estimated 369,960 New Jersey women of reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by the implementation of the Title X Family Planning Program "domestic...

12:03
Ten days have passed since the Long Point First Nation Council declared a state of emergency and called for immediate government intervention. Since then, only the Quebec government has responded quickly. The Long Point Council is still waiting for a...

11:45
American Medical Association president Patrice Harris, M.D., told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that she would not prescribe hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to a patient with COVID-19. It would be "inappropriate prescribing" because the FDA has not approved...

11:01
Today, the Direct Sellers Association of Canada (DSA), responded to the restrictive eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)....

10:00
DaVita Kidney Care stands with the National Kidney Foundation and its open letter urging hospitals and health systems not to limit care to end stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients with COVID-19 who need life-saving interventions. This advocacy effort...

10:00
Dear Mr. President, Thank you for getting the CARES Act signed into law so expeditiously. There is no questioning the need for this $349 billion allocation aimed at flattening the unemployment curve, and ensuring that small businesses survive to...

09:31
New data released by the Department of Labor reveals the number of first-time unemployment claims was 6.6 million last week. This brings the total to 16.5 million initial filings over the last three weeks. Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job...

08:45
The ACH Network opened 2020 with a strong first quarter, as the number of payments rose 7.1% from a year earlier. The results were driven primarily through robust growth occurring prior to the slowdown of economic activity due to COVID-19....

08:27
As additional state and federal funding flows to hospitals and other healthcare providers in Massachusetts, nurses and healthcare professionals are calling for resources to be directed toward the front lines....

07:37
With a goal to ensure our nation's education system is fit for purpose; oriented for anytime, anywhere learning; and better able to prepare students for the future, the Aurora Institute (@Aurora_Inst) today announced its broad-based education policy...


8 april 2020

20:52
Levick Strategic Communications today announced a group of 39 former prosecutors and defense counsel, many of them one-time Department of Justice attorneys, have signed a letter-to-the-editor of the Washington Post to signal their admiration for...

18:16
Recognizing the mounting fear and isolation felt by Illinois residents 60+, who are at increased risk for serious illness from the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-17) and Peoria City/County Health Department...

14:28
WHO:  IL Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-17), Peoria City/County Health Department Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for Heartland Health Services Dr. Gregg Stoner, AARP State Director Bob Gallo, AARP Volunteer State President Rosanna Marquez...

11:28
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is disturbed to hear from journalists who say their stories are being vetted to ensure advertisers are kept happy....

08:45
In a historic move to save the foodservice industry, several hundred restaurant owners, chefs, culinary leaders and celebrities across Canada have joined forces to support Canada Takeout to make every Wednesday #TakeoutDay. This movement encourages...

08:30
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is beyond outraged at the decision of Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit to offer ? and accept ? early retirement packages to Public Health Nurses, especially at a time when the province is suffering through a...

08:30
Today, United Chinese Americans (UCA) condemns the cynical and reckless campaign tactics deployed by Ms Kathaleen Wall, candidate for Texas Congressional district 22. "Playing race card and dirty politics with Asian Americans is not acceptable...

08:30
Communicating for America (CA), a rural advocacy association committed to supporting health care initiatives and small businesses, today announced it has sent letters to members of Congress in support of the Keeping Critical Connections Act, a...

08:22
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is pleased to learn the government is planning important changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. CFIB shared the results of a major survey of its members which showed many small firms were...

07:30
At a time when physical distancing has become necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, people are turning to new and creative ways to connect while staying apart. Sunnybrook Foundation is pleased to announce that Toronto-based corporate law...

06:00
Everyone in Canada has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, but its impacts on women, girls, and trans and non-binary people in Canada are unique....

06:00
Dear Congressional Committee Member, Thank you for the recent passage of the CARES Act in response to the COVID-19 national emergency, especially the decision to make resources available to the Nation's smaller non-profit organizations providing...

03:00
In an open letter, Charlotte, North Carolina, energy and tech CEO Solomon Ali calls on spiritual and religious leaders to pray for President Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Dear Religious Leaders: I am writing this open letter to the...

01:00
There are nearly 11 million undocumented Americans in our country today, of which around 15 percent live in my home state of Texas. The $2 trillion dollar bill just signed into law provides zero assistance to these people. Most live paycheck to...


7 april 2020

20:33
Cannabis retailers across Ontario welcome today's emergency order by the Ontario government allowing for temporary curbside pickup and direct delivery services to be made available to consumers so long as licensed cannabis storefronts remain closed...

17:30
BusPatrol, a leading school bus safety technology company, applauds the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) recommendations encouraging the adoption of stop-arm cameras to deter drivers from illegally passing stopped school buses. The...

15:36
In a press release today, the Michigan Chamber responded to legislative action in Lansing regarding state government's response to COVID-19. ...

15:31
A new research brief documents the extent of the shift away from stand-alone defined benefit (DB) pension plans for a sample of 180 major local governments to see how it compares to the changes at the state level. In 2018, 19 percent of large...

14:44
As brands look to build and rebuild, they will need to look for growth opportunities within the rapidly growing multicultural markets. To arm them with the cultural insights needed, the Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing (CMC)...

13:47
The National Council for Behavioral Health and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) have requested a $38.5 billion infusion of emergency funds for community behavioral health organizations (CBHOs) to avert a large-scale public health...

12:46
Today, SEIU Healthcare, CUPE, OPSEU, and Unifor, who together represent 250,000 health care workers in Ontario, issued the following open letter to Premier Ford:...

12:44
At a time when physical distancing has become necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, people are turning to new and creative ways to connect while staying apart. Sunnybrook Foundation is pleased to announce that Toronto-based corporate law...

11:31
MISS DIG 811 supports the State of Michigan and Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-21, "Stay Safe, Stay Home." MISS DIG 811 encourages Michigan residents to postpone all digging during this time to limit field personnel exposure to COVID-19....

11:30
Today, World Health Day, over 200 organizations from across the world, including World Animal Protection, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Humane Society International, Born Free, and Wild Aid, have issued a letter urging the World Health...

10:36
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is among the world's leading nursing organizations celebrating the vital role of nurses, today - during World Health Day. The day is designed to highlight the global impact of nurses,...

10:10
Newswise -- Without immediate action, limited supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators and other lifesaving equipment will cause greater loss of life and increase the toll from COVID-19, warns the American Association of...

09:38
The Massachusetts Nurses Association, representing more than 23,000 frontline nurses and healthcare professionals in 85 healthcare facilities and the vast majority of RNs in hospitals statewide, calls on state officials and healthcare employers to...

09:10
The National Police Support Fund, a grassroots political organization committed to aligning the interests and needs of police officers within the political process, launched their 2020 Voter Initiative today. National Police Support Fund is...

09:01
National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful® issued an urgent call today for all Americans to properly dispose of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE), including used sanitizing wipes, masks, and plastic gloves. These belong in the...

08:07
Award-winning international artists Pato Banton and Antoinette Rootsdawtah perform A World Free of Nuclear Weapons ? Music Video. This video was created at the Unity Earth, United Religions Initiative (URI), and EcoPeace Middle East, historic...

08:07
George Brown College and the College's Student Association have partnered to bring much needed support to students affected by the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Launched today, the Student COVID-19 Relief Fund will help domestic and international...

08:00
In response to COVID-19 (as of time of this press release), 27 states have closed their State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs?e.g. DMVs), while the remaining 23 states operate on a limited basis. With the trucking industry accountable for moving 71%...

07:00
Negative Population Growth, Inc. is pleased to release a new NPG Forum paper titled The Push for Open Borders: The Quest to Destroy America's Future, by NPG writer Christopher J. Daly. With 2020 presidential candidates debating open borders on...

06:00
In addition to a health crisis, the coronavirus pandemic raises concerns about an economic crisis. While several commentators draw parallels with the Spanish influenza, a new publication launched by the MEI analyzes the economic lessons that should...

05:00
Fisher Investments released the following statement regarding a false report concerning the firm and its founder, Ken Fisher, appearing in an article posted on the New York Times' website on April 6, 2020 entitled "Trump's Aggressive Advocacy of...

04:00
The Juckers say it is official that they are the King and Queen of Disasters, having won national recognition from the Small Business Administration (SBA) with the Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery in 2018 - earned because of coming...


6 april 2020

19:29
With confirmation from Premier Doug Ford that the province has just five days' supply of proper protective equipment (PPE), the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is asking industry that has been shut down or are operating at a lesser capacity during...

18:00
Congress recently passed the CARES Act, a major package to address the impacts of COVID-19. The Act extends NAELA's top legislative priorities: funding for Money Follows the Person and the requirement that states apply the spousal impoverishment...